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DC

Joe Corbett Becomes COO of DC Design Agency nclud

By | Dec 10, 2013 at 3:33 pm

Yesterday, In The Capital reported that Joe Corbett is joining well-known DC design agency nclud. Joe will be relocating back to Washington, DC and reporting directly to CEO Kerry Gunther. He had moved to New Orleans earlier this year, where he started his own…

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Las Vegas

NSFWCORP Acquired by PandoDaily in the VegasTechFund’s First Acquisition

By | Nov 26, 2013 at 6:40 pm

Yesterday, Paul Carr’s NSFWCORP announced its acquisition by PandoDaily, in the first exit for a VegasTechFund portfolio company. NSFWCORP had been publicly struggling with financial issues, as it raced to raise $50,000 to stay alive in late September. After succeeding, Carr said that NSFWCORP…

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DC

RideScout Launches in DC to Revolutionize Transportation

By | Nov 23, 2013 at 10:00 am

Remember that time I covered some really cool startups at 1776’s Challenge Cup DC Regional Competition? Do you also happen to remember how four amazing startups won that competition? RideScout – the winner in the “Smart Cities” category – officially launched their app at a pretty pimpin’ (is this, like,…

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Chicago

BrightTag Raises $27M Led by Yahoo! JAPAN

By | Nov 18, 2013 at 9:00 am

Chicago-based digital marketing company BrightTag recently raised $27M in funding on the heels of patenting its latest technology – BrightTag Fuse™.  The funding was led by Yahoo! JAPAN, the world’s 10th largest Internet company. BrightTag Fuse™ technology, which was patented last month, is a real-time…

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NGP VAN Acquires NationalField to Leverage the Digital Divide Among U.S. Voters

By | Nov 14, 2013 at 3:33 pm

NGP VAN, the data company behind President Obama’s campaigns, today announced its acquisition of NationalField, an online political organizing network and tool to aid campaigns in their field operations. “This acquisition means that progressive campaigns and organizations in the 2014 and 2016 cycles will…

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Android

Widen Releases Digital Asset Management Mobile App

By | Nov 14, 2013 at 3:00 pm

Widen Enterprises, a digital asset management (DAM) software company based in Madison, Wisconsin, announced this week that they have produced a DAM mobile app for iOS. The company has also launched a mobile site for both iOS and Android devices. Through the Widen DAM iOS app (version…

Acquisition

Yesware Acquires Attachments.me

By | Nov 13, 2013 at 11:00 am

Yesware, a Boston-based startup offering an email productivity service for salespeople, announced yesterday that it has acquired Attachments.me, an email file-sharing startup in San Francisco. This is Yesware’s first acquisition, which has shown a lot of promise since the company’s initial launch with $1M in seed…

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NoSQL Star FoundationDB Secures a $17M Series A from Sutter Hill Ventures, CrunchFund, and Others

By | Nov 12, 2013 at 4:29 pm

Vienna, VA-based FoundationDB today announced a $17M Series A, led by Sutter Hill Ventures, with contributions from existing backers CrunchFund and angel investors. The funding will be used to support development of FoundationDB’s platform for distributed storage that combines NoSQL with ACID transactions. “This…

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MakerBot and Partners Want to Put a 3D Printer in Every American Classroom

By | Nov 12, 2013 at 3:43 pm

Back in October, at Tech Cocktail Celebrate, MakerBot co-founder and CEO Bre Pettis informally announced his dream of putting a 3D printer in every school in America. Tech Cocktail’s Frank Gruber asked Pettis about the future of 3D printing and where he saw the…

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Revolution Growth Invests $40 Million in DC’s CustomInk

By | Nov 12, 2013 at 1:08 pm

Revolution Growth, the fund led by Steve Case, Ted Leonsis, and Donn Davis, today announced a $40 million investment in DC’s CustomInk. CustomInk lets you create custom t-shirt designs and order them for your group or event. Cofounded in 2000, they now have over…

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NYC

Curbed Network Acquired by Vox Media

By | Nov 11, 2013 at 3:37 pm

Curbed Network, the NYC media company cofounded by Alexis Juneja and Lockhart Steele, today announced that it was acquired by Vox Media. Curbed Network includes three sites: Curbed, showcasing real estate and design; Eater, with dining and nightlife; and Racked, with shopping and fashion….

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Samsung Hosts Its First Developer Conference in San Francisco

By | Oct 28, 2013 at 3:59 pm

Today, Samsung launched its first developers conference in San Francisco, with more than 1,300 attendees scoping out what the technology company has in the works. Samsung announced it was releasing five software development kits (SDKs) for developers to use in creating apps for its…

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Buffer Got Hacked Today, Shines with Crisis Management

By | Oct 26, 2013 at 7:01 pm

The popular social sharing startup Buffer had a difficult Saturday today when it got hacked and spam relating to weight loss was posted from user accounts. The Buffer team swung into action pretty quickly and, in a well-executed crisis management playbook, executed a best…

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Chicago

Iris Mobile Secures $3M in Series A Round

By | Oct 25, 2013 at 9:00 am

Iris Mobile, a leader in mobile marketing strategy, has secured $3M in a Series A led by Chicago-based Origin Ventures. Iris Mobile is a pioneer in Rich Media Messaging which enables retailers to go beyond a simple 160 character text by sending richer content…

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DC

Macaw, the Code-Savvy Web Design Tool Raises $175K+ on Kickstarter

By | Oct 15, 2013 at 1:00 pm

Building beautiful websites is mastering the art of both design and front-end development. Web designers must focus on crafting beautiful, intuitive websites while developers meticulously bring these elements to life through lines of code. Out of all of the web design tools out there,…

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MapMyFitness and Purina Pro Plan Announce Joint Health Initiative for Humans and Dogs

By | Oct 7, 2013 at 3:00 pm

Every now and then, I like to pick up some snacks off the ground while strolling through the park. Truly, I blame it on our sense of smell – I mean what are we to do when when there’s a half-eaten order of fries…

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Government Employees Sent Home Can Find Work on Unfurlough.us

By | Oct 6, 2013 at 3:25 pm

Thanks to the US government shutdown, about 800,000 “non-essential” workers found themselves on unpaid leave. The Pentagon will be calling back many of its 350,000 employees, but for the rest, there’s Unfurlough.us. Unfurlough.us is a job board for furloughed workers to help them find…